Objective: Rare disease Background: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection that involves the deep fascia and the surrounding tissue, but rarely involves the female breast. The most common treatment for necrotizing fasciitis of the breast is total mastectomy. However, the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), after surgical debridement, is reported to promote the more rapid development of granulation tissue, before reconstructive surgery. This report presents the case of a 53-year-old woman with necrotizing fasciitis of the breast who underwent combined timed surgery and conservative management. Case Report: A 53-year-old woman presented with necrotizing fasciitis of the right breast, involving the right lateral chest wall and flank. She was referred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with septic shock. After hemo-dynamic stabilization was achieved, she underwent surgical debridement. Excised breast tissues were sent for histology, and intraoperative swabs were collected and sent for microbiological examination. Intravenous anti-biotic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy commenced. The patient was managed with NPWT dressings, followed by reconstructive breast surgery. The right chest and flank completely healed. Conclusions: This case has shown that early diagnosis and management of necrotizing fasciitis of the breast can be life-saving and may allow for breast conservation. Early aggressive debridement combined with NPWT dressings and re-constructive breast surgery resulted in successful wound healing and preservation of the breast with a satis-factory cosmetic outcome.

Combined timed surgery and conservative management of primary necrotizing fasciitis of the breast: A case report / Dodaro, C. A.; Zaffiro, A.; Iannicelli, A. M.; Giordano, L.; Sorbino, L.; Mangiapia, F.; Lanzano, M.; Schonauer, F.. - In: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 1941-5923. - 21:(2020), pp. 1-6. [10.12659/AJCR.922688]

Combined timed surgery and conservative management of primary necrotizing fasciitis of the breast: A case report

Dodaro C. A.;Zaffiro A.;Iannicelli A. M.;Giordano L.;Sorbino L.;Mangiapia F.;Lanzano M.;Schonauer F.
2020

Abstract

Objective: Rare disease Background: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection that involves the deep fascia and the surrounding tissue, but rarely involves the female breast. The most common treatment for necrotizing fasciitis of the breast is total mastectomy. However, the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), after surgical debridement, is reported to promote the more rapid development of granulation tissue, before reconstructive surgery. This report presents the case of a 53-year-old woman with necrotizing fasciitis of the breast who underwent combined timed surgery and conservative management. Case Report: A 53-year-old woman presented with necrotizing fasciitis of the right breast, involving the right lateral chest wall and flank. She was referred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with septic shock. After hemo-dynamic stabilization was achieved, she underwent surgical debridement. Excised breast tissues were sent for histology, and intraoperative swabs were collected and sent for microbiological examination. Intravenous anti-biotic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy commenced. The patient was managed with NPWT dressings, followed by reconstructive breast surgery. The right chest and flank completely healed. Conclusions: This case has shown that early diagnosis and management of necrotizing fasciitis of the breast can be life-saving and may allow for breast conservation. Early aggressive debridement combined with NPWT dressings and re-constructive breast surgery resulted in successful wound healing and preservation of the breast with a satis-factory cosmetic outcome.
2020
Combined timed surgery and conservative management of primary necrotizing fasciitis of the breast: A case report / Dodaro, C. A.; Zaffiro, A.; Iannicelli, A. M.; Giordano, L.; Sorbino, L.; Mangiapia, F.; Lanzano, M.; Schonauer, F.. - In: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 1941-5923. - 21:(2020), pp. 1-6. [10.12659/AJCR.922688]
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